New Garmin Monterra (not a typo!)

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by lmychajluk, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    Valid but I didn't really look at the versions I just saw monterra and that was enough for me
  2. Earthscape

    Earthscape Have ya got a helmut?

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    Except of course, for one huge difference - the transflective screen on the Monterra. OLED and backlit LCD screens don't have anywhere near the outdoor readability of transflective screens. The software available in the play store doesn't really compare to Garmin software either, though there's always hope that that will change.
  3. theregulator

    theregulator Shut Up and Ride

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    All good points advocating "The right tool for the job."

    Looking forward to the release and reviews.
  4. 0theories

    0theories Enthusiastically Skeptical

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    I though the release date was Nov. 5... Am I jumping the gun in eager anticipation? Has the date changed? Anyone know anything? :D
  5. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Where did you get that date?
  6. 0theories

    0theories Enthusiastically Skeptical

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    GPS City WAS: "Estimated in stock: November 5, 2013"
    NOW "Estimated in stock: November 11, 2013" :(:
  7. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I hope the unit ships when it is "ready". :deal
  8. 0theories

    0theories Enthusiastically Skeptical

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    Yes, me too. But if we're going to hope, let's hope it'll be ready soon :wink:
  9. Countdown

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    Or offer it as a gift on healthcare.com!
  10. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Afraid that one went over my head. :scratch :hmmmmm
  11. xymotic

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    +1 I was shocked that the Montana had audio and couldn't play music.
  12. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    That's a pretty big stretch to conclude that just because a device supports text-to-speech it has an MP3 player and supports high quality Audio.

    Be less shocked...question more. :deal
  13. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Being it's Android based. Wonder if I can get the PowerAMP app on it...
  14. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    :thumb
  15. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    As a matter of fact, there is a whole list of items, based on the specs of the Monterra, that seem interesting and I wonder how they will work both as part of the navigation system and beyond.

    • Bluetooth® wireless technology: yes
    • Wi-Fi connectivity: yes
    • ANT+™ connectivity: yes
    • GNSS support: yes (GPS + GLONASS)
    • Near Field Communication (NFC): yes
    • Microphone: yes (internal for audio capture)
    • Multimedia (audio/video) support: yes (MP3 player, video player, etc.)
    • UV sensor: yes
    • Android with Google Play for complete customization
    • 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and 1080p/30fps video
  16. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    when it is "ready"

    Did you notice another item in the news that was released before it was "ready"?
  17. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    :rofl

    Sorry, I have a cold and I'm a bit foggy. Yes, to borrow a marketing slogan from years ago, "No Monterra before it's time."
  18. xymotic

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    Well more to do with the fact that it has a stereo headphone jack, and it was a $600 high end 'outdoor' active unit with everything including a frikken camera in it, It seemed like a no-brainer that it should play music. It's a crossover marine unit, and ALL of the other marine units play music. It's a crossover road unit, and even the cheapest nuvi's play music. For a 'go anywhere' unit it's inexcusable that it doesn't play mp3's
  19. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    It's also handheld unit, and every other handheld in the Garmin line before the Monterra does not include a music player. Do you expect your iPod to have a GPS in it?
  20. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Least we get too excited about "this does" and "that doesn't", keep in mind that these days there are no absolutes. The Monterra does play music and quite well I might add so xymotic you now have a precedent for future On The Trail units. :deal